Biodiesel Quality

December 16, 2014

AGQM's 9th No-harm Test Round on oxidation stabilizers begins

BY AGQM The German biodiesel quality management association AGQM started a new test round of biodiesel oxidation stabilizers. The sophisticated tests aim at eliminating possible detrimental interactions of additives when blended with diesel fuel. READ MORE

December 15, 2014

ASTM approves spec for heating oil with 6 to 20 percent biodiesel

BY The National Biodiesel Board The updated ASTM D396 Standard Specification for Fuel Oils with the new grade for blends of 6 to 20 percent biodiesel will be finalized and published by ASTM for public use after the usual ASTM review and editing process. It's expected by February. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Springboard intro's methanol recovery, soap-casting equipment

BY Ron KotrbaChico, Calif.-based biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel recently introduced its GL95/MC12/BD380 trio to recover more than 99 percent of excess methanol mixed in with the glycerin that's produced when making biodiesel. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Blue Sun Biodiesel earns BQ-9000 Producer status

BY Blue Sun Biodiesel Blue Sun Biodiesel has received BQ-9000 Producer status from the National Biodiesel Accreditation Commission and the National Biodiesel Board. There are fewer than 50 companies that have achieved this milestone recognition. READ MORE

September 10, 2014

A big year at ASTM for biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel Magazine talks with industry expert Steve Howell about the busiest six months in biodiesel's history at ASTM. READ MORE

September 09, 2014

In Depth: A New Era of Technical Leadership

BY Ron KotrbaIn a Q&A with Biodiesel Magazine, Scott Fenwick, technical director for the National Biodiesel Board, discusses biodiesel fuel quality, ASTM developments and technical progress. READ MORE

September 04, 2014

Opinion: Eurofins QTA to Introduce In-Line Analysis for Biodiesel Production

BY Kangming Ma Biodiesel producers are looking for a more effective analytical technology with constant monitoring directly at the critical test points. With all the advantages, Eurofins QTA in-line service will become a powerful analytical tool for producers. READ MORE

September 03, 2014

Preview: the Sept/Oct issue of Biodiesel Magazine

BY Ron KotrbaWhat's in store for the next print edition READ MORE

September 02, 2014

Opinion: Legal Liabilities for Sale, Shipment of Off-Spec Biodiesel

BY James L. Pray There are several steps that producers can take in order to avoid issues related to off-spec fuel and, once a problem has been identified, there are important measures that must be followed to successfully resolve the problem. READ MORE